Police may haul up Black 505 rally organisers

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PETALING JAYA: INVESTIGATIONS into Saturday's Black 505 rally at Padang Timur here are ongoing and the organisers may be hauled up for questioning, police said yesterday.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohammed said police were reviewing evidence collected before hauling up organisers for questioning.

"We will need to check the recordings and pictures during the rally to determine the conditions breached by organisers and participants under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012."

Arjunaidi said the organisers had sent a notification letter only on May 22. "By right, the organisers must notify the district police headquarters 10 days before the planned rally. The failure to notify us is itself an offence."

He said there were also reports of those carrying banners with seditious remarks during the rally that started at 4.30pm.

Apart from that, many participants brought along underage children.

"The recordings and photographs are those taken by both police and media and also those posted on social networking websites," he said.

Among the big names who attended the rally were Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah, PKR vice-president Tian Chua, PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli and PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu.

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